Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - NPLD Crow Hassan Park Reserve - Hanover

NPLD Crow Hassan Park Reserve - Hanover website

12595 Park Drive
Hanover, MN 55341

National Public Lands Day 2023 is a statewide event that provides unique opportunities for Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers to participate in our largest single day of service. Locations across the state will have MNats and others out helping to make Minnesota a better place!

Friends and family are welcome to participate, but must be registered to participate. Everyone will sign a photo release upon site registration. All participants will receive a free NPLD water bottle as a thank you for participating.

Volunteers will collect native wildflower seed to help increase plant diversity in nearly 2,000 acres of restored prairie managed by Three Rivers. Three Rivers staff will work with us to identify plants and collect seed.

-Seed collectors work in sunny open areas, walk through tall grass on uneven terrain and collect seed by hand. --Collection sites are in remote areas of the park. Therefore, volunteers must arrive on time or early at the designated meeting location. The group is then led to remote collection sites. --Volunteers must come prepared for the weather and bring something to drink (and a snack to eat if staying for the entire time). Water and restroom facilities will necessitate a hike. --While handled grocery bags will be provided, please consider bringing three or four smaller handled bags (which are easier to manage than the larger ones). Also consider wearing a belt; volunteers find that threading a belt through one handle of each bag leaves their hands free for easier collecting. --Call the “Seed Collection Hotline” (763.694.7849) to check message on collection day for rain cancellation.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 A.M. on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy received a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. She has worked for cooperative extension for 30+ years in various positions, but has always tied her work to the environment. Amy has been a part of the Minnesota Master Naturalist program since it's beginnings in 2005. She is a native Minnesotan, from the Duluth area. She has always loved the outdoors and enjoys sharing her love and knowledge with others.

Sponsor Information

Three Rivers Park District

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